Small Farm Quarterly - Summer 2007

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CONTENTS: SMALL FARM PROGRAM UPDATE: Cornell Small Farms Program Update, Page 3; COWS AND CROPS: The Bedded Pack Barn, Page 4; Estimating Manure Application Rates, Page 10; Have You Found Your Farm’s Sweet Spot?, Page 16; FOREST AND WOODLOT: Grow Mushrooms!, Page 15; GRAZING: Grass -It’s Whats For Dinner, Page 16; Get Ready To Put The Brakes On Your Grazing, Page 19; STEWARDSHIP & NATURE: Clouds, Page 3; Agricultural Environmental Management -- Manure, Page 23; MARKETING: A Cheesemaking Rennaissance, Page 5; Making Local Food Connections, Page 17; NEW FARMERS: Make New Ventures Less Risky, Page 6; Mentoring Young Dairy Farmers in Managed Grazing, Page 20; NON-DAIRY LIVESTOCK: New Markets for Meats, Page 19; WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE: Mothers of Conservation, Page 9; MANAGING RISKS: Liability Insurance for Farmers, Page 8; HOME AND FAMILY: On Raising Rural Kids, Page 12; HORTICULTURE: Cosmos Farm, Page 14; Managing Plant Disease with Crop Rotation, Page 18; RESOURCE SPOTLIGHTS: EQIP and Conservation Innovation Grants, Page 4; Heritage Breeds Conservation, Page 9; Northeast Small Farm Expo, Page 11; New Cookbook - The Farmer and the Grill, Page 14; Mushroom Production and Marketing, Page 15; Forest Stewardship, Page 15; Rotation Planning, Pathogens and Disease, Page 18; NCAT Farm Energy Resources, Page 23; YOUTH PAGES: Alpine Goats: From Birth to Show, Page 21; Carrying Out A Leader’s Dream, Page 22; Motivated to Learn - A Glimpse of Katie Benson, Page 22; FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Another Model for Sustainable Farming, Page 7

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Small Farm Quarterly is for farmers and farm families — including spouses and children - who value the quality of life that smaller farms provide.


Cornell Small Farms Program, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, PRO-DAIRY/CCE-NWNY, NY Farm Viability Institute, NYS 4-H Team Program, Watershed Agricultural Council

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